Kula Crafts Online!

Kula Crafts Online!

Our popular Kula Crafts stall is online this year, with gorgeous hand made goods once again raising funds for the Centre

Centre Closed to the Public

Centre Closed to the Public

All in-person activities at the Centre suspended from 4th November 2020, with activities continuing online – join us there!

The Three Protectors: Manjusri

The Three Protectors: Manjusri

Second of Parami’s talks on the Three Protectors, looking at Manjusri, sword-bearing embodiment of Wisdom. October 2020

So Much Love for Earth Café

So Much Love for Earth Café

There’s so much sadness about the loss of the lovely daytime vegan café in our basement. Can anything be done? Well, maybe . . .

Public Ordinations – Online

Public Ordinations – Online

Watch Sandy, Gill, Alex and Michael online as they Join the Triratna Buddhist Order, sending good wishes as they take this significant step

Sad News about Earth Café

Sad News about Earth Café

The lovely daytime vegan café in our basement won’t be re-opening after their enforced summer closure. This is sad news for all of us.

Kirstine is going to be Ordained!

Kirstine is going to be Ordained!

Kirstine Pearson, a well-known and much loved Manchester Mitra has received her invitation to be ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order

What do our Trustees do?

What do our Trustees do?

Our Trustees are responsible for the Centre’s running – find out who they are and what kind of things they’re deciding

Closure of Clear Vision

Closure of Clear Vision

Based in our Centre, and the workplace of many of our friends over the years, the Clear Vision charity is sadly closing at the end of August

Kalyana Mitra Ceremony

Kalyana Mitra Ceremony

Gill Parry recently had her Kalyana Mitra Ceremony with Shakyajata and Prasadu – celebrating and marking a life long commitment to being spiritual friends. July 2020

Creating Connection and Community

Creating Connection and Community

Dayanandi considers the first two of the Four Samgrahavastus – generosity and kindly speech – at our Online Sangha Retreat June 2020

Flame On!

Flame On!

Aparajita explores the second two of the Four Samgrahavastus – beneficial activity and exemplification – at our Online Sangha Retreat June 2020

The Mythic Life

The Mythic Life

Arthavadin explores how myth can help us positively transform ourselves, our relationships with others, and the world around us. May 2020

Lockdown Journal

Lockdown Journal

In March, Dayanandi started to record her experiences of settling into lockdown in her Buddhist women’s community

Too Many Books?

Too Many Books?

Kevin Statham contemplates the books on his To Be Read pile

Thoughts from the Frontline

Thoughts from the Frontline

Prasadu reflects on being a frontline worker during the COVID-19 crisis and how his Buddhist practice has helped him cope with the pressures. May 2020

An Update from our Chair

An Update from our Chair

Silabodhi updates Manchester Buddhist Centre’s community on how things have been going since the Centre was forced to close by the coronavirus pandemic

Support for your Meditation Practice

Support for your Meditation Practice

Two of our Order Members are offering individual help with your meditation practice at home – a chance to talk about your practice in these challenging times

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

The strange and challenging times continue, and Kevin Statham finds he can now pay closer attention to the cherry blossoms

Practising in Strange Times

Practising in Strange Times

Inspired by Paramananda, Kevin Statham considers his meditation practice during the covid-19 pandemic and finds no quick fixes

Spiritual Death

Spiritual Death

Mahasraddha looks at Spiritual Death, and in particular our receptivity to impermanence and insubstantiality, February 2020

Sharing Skills and Building Friendships

Sharing Skills and Building Friendships

What happens when you bid for a flamenco lesson and a place on an Alexander Technique workshop at one of our skills auctions? Our fundraiser, Sal, had a go . . .

Socks and Shrine Goods

Socks and Shrine Goods

December’s craft stall made over £1,000 for the Centre. Big thank you to all involved, and watch out for a shrine sale next month

Green Tara, my Friend

Green Tara, my Friend

Taravandana reflects on the possibilities of developing a friendship with an archetypal Bodhisattva figure, like Green Tara, December 2019

Give as you Live

Give as you Live

Did you know that Manchester Buddhist Centre has an account with Give as you Live? It’s a free way to help

What is the Point of Sangha?

What is the Point of Sangha?

Silabodhi shares some personal reflections on the importance of Sangha and selflessness in spiritual life. November 2019

Know your Onions!

Know your Onions!

Kevin Statham’s report from the Men’s Sangha Retreat at Lockerbrook

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232

Please note that whilst the Centre is closed, we are not answering phone calls. Please email us instead.


 

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Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

The Centre and its shop are sadly closed for the time being. Many events online though, so do join us there! Join our mailing list to stay up to date, or keep an eye on our news page
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